Barrow Alaska photos (Utqiagvik)

All of the Barrow Alaska photos are available for purchase as stock photography, or as fine art prints to display in your home or office. The town of Barrow, (renamed Utqiagvik in 2016) is the northernmost city in the United States, located on the Arctic Ocean north of the Arctic Circle. It has been home to the native Inupiat Eskimo people for over 1000 years and many still reside there, making up over half of the population. It is the largest of the many remote villages in Alaska, not accessible by roadways. Because Barrow is north of the Arctic Circle the sun does not rise for several winter months, nor set for several summer months.

Welcome to Barrow, Alaska sign, Arctic ocean in the background. (Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)

Welcome to Barrow, Alaska sign, Arctic ocean in the background. (Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)


Candy is tossed by the person in the blanket toss during the Nalukataq (whale harvest festival) in the native community of Utqiagvik (formerly Barrow), in Arctic Alaska. (Patrick J Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)

Candy is tossed by the person in the blanket toss during the Nalukataq (whale harvest festival) in the native community of Utqiagvik (formerly Barrow), in Arctic Alaska. (Patrick J Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)


Seal skins dry on a stretcher in Utqiagvik (Barrow), Alaska. (Patrick J Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)

Seal skins dry on a stretcher in Utqiagvik (Barrow), Alaska. (Patrick J Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)


Coastal erosion along the shores of the Arctic ocean in Utqiagvik (Barrow), Alaska. (Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)

Coastal erosion along the shores of the Arctic ocean in Utqiagvik (Barrow), Alaska. (Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)

Slideshow of Barrow Alaska photos

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